For bigger cities like New Orleans a huge amount of open data exists that can be used to promote local strengths, support business growth and drive economic development. Unfortunately, open data is spread across various Federal, state, regional and local online catalogs, making it costly and time consuming for economic development teams to collate. When the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) decided to create a ground-breaking online Business Insight Tool, it enlisted Localintel to ensure the tool included a wide range of open data that site selectors and businesses find valuable.
The NOLABA incorporated 13 of Localintel’s award-winning economic development tools into their online Business Insight Tool. The tools use engaging visualizations to present open data from Federal, state and local sources. Each tool provides specific open data about New Orleans that site selectors, investors, franchises and other types businesses can use to make informed decisions.
With the help of Localintel, New Orleans Business Alliance’s online Business Insight Tool represents an affordable next-generation open data platform that is helping to promote the city’s strengths, support business growth and drive economic development.
“Localintel helped NOLABA create a game changing economic development intelligence platform. The team at
Localintel is creative, responsive, and continues to drive value through innovative solutions that optimize
the users experience.”
Wayne Encalarde, Director, Small Business Growth, New Orleans Business Alliance